GVRA provides Career Specialist Pilot for ECCHS


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

~~“Elbert County Comprehensive High School (ECCHS) was selected as one of five Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Capacity Building Pilots to receive a Career Specialist for Transition funded by GVRA. In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Division for Special Education Services and Supports, five pilots were invited to participate including Fulton County, Elbert County, Gainesville City, Henry County and Houston County School Systems….
Through the assignment of GVRA funded Career Specialists to five pilot Local Education Agencies (LEA’s), the GaDOE, GVRA and LEA will work collaboratively to provide leadership, planning, technical assistance, and consultation, and to coordinate services and evaluate the effectiveness of a district-based Career Specialist for Transition to meet the requirements of Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). One of the new provisions in WIOA requires Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), in collaboration with the LEA, to provide, or arrange for the provision of, pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities in Georgia secondary schools who are eligible or potentially eligible for services.

Services and support will be provided to students with disabilities in 9th -12th grades, ages 14 years through age 21 years statewide. With an expanded scope of work for students with disabilities, collaboration is essential.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • WIOA
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